Drugs: Pot & Goddard

"Whether or not marijuana is a more dangerous drug than alcohol is debatable. I don't happen to think it is." In light of the current debate about marijuana, the remark was unremarkable—except that it was made by Dr. James Goddard, head of the Food and Drug Administration. It came after a lecture on "business decisionmaking" at the University of Minnesota's Graduate School of Business Administration. Leading into the question-and-answer period, Goddard said he would talk about anything but marijuana. But the first question was about the drug, and Goddard proceeded to break his...

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